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    Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys

    Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys in the CT1038K1 and CT1038K2 kits during fitting Problem: The deflection and tensioner pulleys are mixed up during fitting, resulting in incorrect tensioning. This can lead to increased noise and even engine damage. Cause: The two pulleys look almost identical with only a small difference in …

    September
    9
    2022

    Cooling system cannot be bled properly on vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump

    Examples: Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW 1.4l, 1.6l, 2.0l TDI – CT1168WP1 Problem: Noise or temperature problems as a result of incorrectly bled cooling system. There is still air in the system following replacement of the electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump. Cause: On vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump, the cooling system must …

    August
    30
    2022

    Cooling system cannot be bled properly on vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump

    Noise or temperature problems as a result of incorrectly bled cooling system. There is still air in the system following replacement of the electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump.

    August
    10
    2022

    Noise from the timing belt drive, timing belt torn, engine damage

    Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive on CT1078K1, CT1178K1 for Opel / Vauxhall / Chevrolet 1.7D/CDTI (A17 DT/DTC/DTE/DTF/DTI DTJ/DTR/DTS, Z17 DTJ/DTR). The timing belt jumps or is torn. One edge of the timing belt is worn down along its entire length. The tensioner pulley’s tension spring has been partly or completely ground down. Cause: …

    July
    18
    2022

    Watch and Work Know-how – TDI Special

    Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: TDI …

    May
    30
    2022

    Watch and Work Know-how – Belt spray

    Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: Belt …

    May
    25
    2022

    Busy workers: new belts for light commercial vehicles

    These are hectic times for light commercial vehicles: The delivery van segment with payloads up to 3.5 t is growing steadily, with the number of new registrations in Western Europe rising continuously in recent years, bar a small dip in 2020. The key reason for this is our changing shopping habits. We are ordering more …

    May
    5
    2022

    Watch and Work Know-how – V-ribbed belts

    Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: V-ribbed …

    May
    4
    2022

    Noise from the timing belt drive

    Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive Cause: When the timing belt drive is tensioned, not only fastening of the shafts (Figs. 4, 5 and 6) but also loosening the camshaft sprocket and the high-pressure pump sprocket (Figs. 4 and 5) are essential. Otherwise, the belt tension is not distributed over the entire belt drive. …

    May
    1
    2022

    Noise from the timing belt drive

    Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive Cause: When the timing belt drive is tensioned, not only fastening of the shafts (Figs. 4, 5 and 6) but also loosening the camshaft sprocket and the high-pressure pump sprocket (Figs. 4 and 5) are essential. Otherwise, the belt tension is not distributed over the entire belt drive.  …

    April
    29
    2022